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Description: On a visit to New York in October Marc Benioff, boss of Salesforce, compared Facebook to cigarettes and backed a corporate tax hike to deal with homelessness in San Francisco. If badmouthing a fellow technology giant and cheering the taxman were not heterodox enough for a billionaire entrepreneur, Mr Benioff laid into American management education. It “programmes” students to favour profit over the public good. This, he noted, is out of step with “the new capitalism”.

Source: TheEconomist.com

Date: Nov 02, 2019

Link: https://www.economist.com/business/2019/11/02/american-business-schools-are-reinventing-the-mba

Questions for discussion:

  • How are MBA programs and students changing, according to the article?
  • Do you think these changes are beneficial and contribute to better business performance?

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